NEW YORK — For the 2014 edition of her Black Label Masterpiece Butterfly, Cindy Chao teamed with a special friend — Sarah Jessica Parker.
The piece, a brooch named Ballerina Butterfly, marks the first collaboration for the Taiwan-born designer, and her sixth creation within the Masterpiece Butterfly collection. The collaboration with Parker, whom Chao calls a “fast friend,” came about after the actress attended Chao’s Beijing exhibition in 2011. Following an impromptu chat about a possible partnership, the duo decided to work together on Chao’s next signature butterfly design.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"